ENAS Experience Tralee 2018
Would you like to know more about inclusion in sport and fitness? Do you want to optimize your resources to make a meaningful impact? Would you like to increase your self-efficacy and competence working with people with disabilities? Do you want to know the ins and outs of the revolutionary initiative called Universal Fitness Innovation & Transformation (UFIT)?
UFIT Leaders in inclusive innovation and transformation in sport and fitness is a 3 day-event that will take place from 16-19 April at the Institute of Technology Tralee, Ireland. This event will encourage and support academic sport services to innovate and transform their practice. At the event, researchers and collaborators of the UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Physical Education, Sport, Recreation & Fitness will present the state of inclusion in the field of Sport & Fitness and provide comprehensive resources to ‘inclusivize’ service provision.
Attendees will receive first-hand information about Universal Fitness Innovation & Transformation (UFIT), a global movement for social change that aims to make communities inclusive by facilitating the access to fitness and sport clubs to all citizens, regardless their level of ability. This event will be the launch of ‘UFIT Academia’, a new network for the exchange of good practice and support of sport services in their endeavour to be inclusive for all.
As well as presentations there will be interactive workshops, discussions, practical sessions and a social program. In addition, all participants will have the opportunity to sign the Marseille Declaration, and declare their commitment to inclusion.
Sign up today if you want to:
- Be one of the first leaders to drive inclusive performance in your institution
- Join a global movement for social change to transform communities through sport and fitness.
- Expand your knowledge and develop skills related to inclusive practice.
- Connect with forward-thinking sport & fitness professionals
About The Host
The Institute of Technology, Tralee, with the establishment of the UNESCO Chair, is reinforcing and internationalising its commitment to the fields of inclusive practice and universal access. The UNESCO Chair has adopted the Universal Management Framework as an element of its toolkit to serve in the transition to more inclusive practice in PE, Sport, Recreation & Fitness.
The UNESCO CHAIR is committed to support projects which advance the main goal of progressing towards a more inclusive society using physical activity as a privileged tool but it also welcomes innovative partnerships with other areas of research and knowledge.
In this sense, they invite all whose research interests and ideas are akin with the ethos of this Chair to share them with us and they commit to offer all the support they can for instance in terms of connecting them with potential partners, evaluate the feasibility of the project and offer suggestions, put in place necessary arrangements, help with funding proposals. The UNESCO chair is also open to collaborate on existing projects within the remit of its action.
Similarly, they welcome partnerships with non-academic institutions, who are committed to pursue the same goals, whether in terms of expressing their needs, developing specific projects or evaluating their efforts in promoting inclusive environments.
Fees & registrations
Accommodation will be available in The Ashe Hotel.
Before March 24:
After 24 March:
Final deadline for registration: Wednesday 4 April 2018.
Programme & Practical Information
Event takes place from 16-19 April 2018.
Arrivals on Monday 16 April before 18:00.
Departures on Thursday 19 April (all day).
Tralee is the county town of Kerry which is located in the south-west region of Ireland. With a population of over 25,000 it is a modern bustling town with a large tourism base due to its close proximity to the famous Wild Atlantic Way and the Ring of Kerry. It is also well known for its festivals, most notably the Rose of Tralee International Festival which takes place in August each year.
Anglo-Normans founded the town in the 13th century and it soon become a stronghold of the Earls of Desmond. The town was left in ruin following the Desmond wars of 1580 before being taken over by the Elizabethan Dennys who retained its status as the capital of Kerry.
Due to the troubled past of the town, very little of the original medieval structure remains in tact and the current layout of the town was completed in the 19th century.
The climate in Tralee is similar to that of the rest of Ireland. Expect to find mild temperatures with regular rainfall all year round.